Summer Pasta Salad Recipes

Perfect for a potluck or summer weeknight dinner, these pasta salads go great with your favorite recipes from the grill.

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Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella Pasta Salad

Classic caprese salad meets summertime pasta salad with this white wine vinaigrette-topped version.

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BLT Pasta Salad

Transform the classic sandwich into a picnic-perfect pasta salad: Crispy bacon, ripe summer tomatoes and fresh lettuce pop against the creamy pasta spirals.

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Summery Shrimp and Green Bean Pasta Salad

Whether it’s grilled or chilled, shrimp is a real treat at any cookout or backyard barbecue. Why not add it to a simple, seasonal pasta salad?

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Creamy Succotash Pasta Salad with Bacon

Succotash is a summertime staple. Give the classic ingredients (lima beans, corn and tomatoes) a makeover by adding cooked pasta — and salty bacon!

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Roasted-Pepper Pasta Salad

Fresh roasted bell peppers and cute bite-sized balls of mozzarella make this a standout summer salad.

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Primavera Pasta Salad

Primavera may mean "spring" but we can guarantee that you’ll want to make this tasty pasta salad all grilling season long!

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Creamy Herbed Three Bean Pasta Salad

The combination of chickpeas, kidney bean and green beans makes this creamy pasta salad extra satisfying.

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Italian Chicken Pasta Salad

Geoffrey Zakarian uses rotisserie chicken from the grocery store plus a bunch of items you likely have on hand to make this quick pasta salad.

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BBQ Pasta Salad

The Neelys mix BBQ dressing and chopped veggies into fusilli pasta then top with store-bought (or leftover) pulled pork.

Get the Recipe: Neely's BBQ Pasta Salad

Greek Pasta Salad with Feta and Olives

Salty olives and feta cheese are the perfect complement to al dente pasta. An easy-to-make oregano vinaigrette adds a little extra Mediterranean flair.

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Garden Pasta Salad

This simple recipe takes just 10 minutes' prep time. Mix carrots, celery, peppers, tomatoes and green onion together before adding cooled pasta then top with store-bought Italian-style salad dressing and Parmesan cheese.

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Radicchio-Pasta Salad

Rachael Ray says, "The dressing for this salad dressing combines a favorite flavor combo of mine, orange and oregano. The pasta is tossed with the sweet-tangy dressing, bitter red greens and onions. It may not be for everyone but it's definitely a favorite of mine."

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Creamy Herbed Chicken and Arugula Pasta Salad with Asiago

This vibrant pasta salad is packed with fresh, green herbs — and flavor!

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Italian Pasta Salad

Smoked mozzarella and spicy pepperoni add multiple levels of flavor to this pasta salad.

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BBQ Chicken Macaroni Salad

What’s not to love about a simple pasta salad that boasts some big-time, sweet-and-smoky flavor? The secret ingredient? Barbecue sauce.

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Ham and Bell Pepper Pasta Salad

Summer is peak season for bell peppers, making it the perfect time to add them to all your favorite recipes — including pasta salad.

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Pasta Salad with Lemon-Pesto Dressing

Rachael's easy-to-make pasta salad comes together in just 20 minutes thanks to store-bought pesto.

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Caesar’s Pasta Salad

We love the variety of textures in this crowd-pleasing pasta salad: al dente pasta, creamy dressing, crunchy croutons and crisp romaine lettuce.

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Tomato Feta Pasta Salad

You won’t believe how easy it is to make the dressing for this pasta salad. Just toss a handful of ingredients into your food processor and you’re seconds away from super-flavorful perfection!

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Mediterranean Pasta Salad

This cheerful salad uses tricolor bowtie pasta and a slew of fresh Mediterranean ingredients — feta, oregano and black olives, to name a few — for a side dish bursting with bright flavor.

Get the Recipe: Mediterranean Pasta Salad